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Joyeux anniversaire, Monsieur Verne!

“The expander of horizons,” is what a noted critic called Jules Verne. He was the prophet, the foreseer and foreteller of our great mechanical age.”1

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Snowflakes

I just stumbled on a beautiful, recently-scanned book about snowflakes, published in 1863. Apart from its gorgeous illustrations, the author’s opinions about snowflakes are also fascinating. By the way, the other day we added a little link on any Internet Archive pages that are echoed in Open Library that sends you straight to our open, […]

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API with RDF/XML output available

It is now possible to access Open Library book metadata in an RDF/XML format. The access is through the RESTful API.

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Mathematics in book titles

I’ve just found three books by J. Peter May with descriptions of mathematics notation in the title: E [sign for infinity] ring spaces and E [sign for infinity] ring spectra [The mathematical expression for infinite loop] ring spaces and [The mathematical expression for infinite loop] ring spectra E [infinity subscript] ring spaces and E [infinity […]

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